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Highlights of Oman

Departures

October through April

Duration

9 Days

Locations

Muscat - Nizwa - Wahiba Sands - Salalah

Overview

An exclusive private journey through Oman is perfect for the discerning luxury traveler. The Sultanate of Oman hugs the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, offering spectacular landscapes where rugged mountains tumble down to secluded beaches, and majestic sand dunes stretch to the distant horizon. Tucked into these areas of scenic beauty are fascinating cultural sites, modern cities, and beautiful luxury resorts.

This itinerary is the ultimate exploration of the country’s most fascinating and beautiful destinations, including historic Muscat and Nizwa, rugged mountains and desert landscapes, calm oases, rustic villages, and lively markets.

Itinerary in Detail

    Day 1 – Muscat

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will enjoy a private transfer to your luxury hotel in Muscat.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    Day 2 – Muscat

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day private tour with your expert guide and driver, beginning in Muscat, the seaside capital city of Oman. Visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the landmark Royal Opera House and museums dedicated to Oman’s rich cultural heritage. In Old Muscat, see Al Alam Palace (one of several used by the Sultan of Oman) and visit hilltop fortresses overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Walk along the waterfront corniche in the Muttrah district and browse the Muttrah Souk (market) for Omani frankincense, jewelry, ceramics, antiques and more.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace - Bedroom Suite

    Day 3 – Muscat, Nizwa

    Today, you will enjoy a full-day private excursion to Nizwa, a historic oasis town in the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains. Walk along the ramparts of atmospheric Nizwa Fort, take in views of the expansive palm groves, and visit the souk to browse for pottery, textiles, and other local handicrafts.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace - Pool

    Day 4 – Wahiba Sands

    Today, you will visit Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful river valley dotted with villages, en route to Wahiba Sands (A'Sharqiyah Sands). Spend a night in a desert camp amid spectacular sand dunes that roll on for miles into the distance. You have the opportunity to meet local Bedouins, ride a camel and watch the sunset at the top of the sand dunes from your private, Bedouin-style tented camp.

    Hotel: Desert Nights Camp

    Desert Nights Camp

    Day 5 – Salalah

    This morning, you transfer to Muscat airport for your flight to Salalah, a subtropical city in the Dhofar region that was a hub of the ancient frankincense trade. Your luxury resort overlooks a white sand beach studded with swaying palm trees. During today’s private tour, you will see highlights including Job's Tomb, the Sultan's Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Husn Souk, historic Dhofari houses, and local farms growing coconuts, bananas, and other produce. Learn about the frankincense trees and how they once brought great prosperity to the region. See the seaside town of Mirbat and the ruined port cities of Al Baleed and Sumhuram (Khor Rori), both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Hotel: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Day 6 – Salalah

    This is a full day of private touring with your expert guide and driver. Explore Job’s Tomb, the local bazaars, the historic seaside neighborhoods, frankincense trees, and a few archaeological ruins.

    Hotel: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Day 7 – Salalah

    Enjoy a full day trekking in Jabal Samhan or choose to stay at the hotel to enjoy the property.

    Hotel: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Day 8 – Muscat

    Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Muscat for one more precious night.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    The Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace

    Day 9 – Muscat

    Today we say goodbye to Oman, with a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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